News – FR – Gérard Depardieu indicted in December for “rapes”


Justice Gérard Depardieu indicted in December for “rapes”

INVESTIGATION The French actor disputes the facts

Posted on 02/23/21 6:37 PM
– Updated 02/23/21 at 7:02 p.m.

As part of an investigation opened after a complaint from a young actress,
Gérard Depardieu was indicted for
“Rape” and “sexual assault” on December 16, announced a source close to the case on Tuesday, confirmed by a judicial source Facts he allegedly committed in the summer of 2018 that the 72-year-old French cinema monument denies

The complainant, who denounced to the gendarmerie at the end of August 2018 having been raped twice at the star’s Parisian home a few days earlier, had obtained in the summer of 2020 that this investigation, first closed by the prosecution de Paris, be entrusted to an examining magistrate

The actor’s lawyer, Me Hervé Témime, “regretted that this information was made public”Gérard Depardieu, who was left free without judicial control,” totally disputes the facts with which he is accused “, indicated his lawyer The young actress in her twenties initially filed a complaint by going to the Lambesc (Bouches-du-Rhône) gendarmerie at the end of August 2018

On record, she accused the actor of two rapes and sexual assaults which allegedly took place at the star’s Parisian home, a mansion in the 6th arrondissement, on August 7 and 13, 2018 According to a source familiar with the matter, the actor is a friend of the victim’s family “There was absolutely nothing professional about it,” said this source, after the press reported on a theater rehearsal The legal proceedings opened in Aix-en-Provence against the French actor, also a Russian citizen since 2013, had been repatriated to Paris

On June 4, 2019, the public prosecutor had, however, dismissed its nine months of preliminary investigation, explaining that “the numerous investigations carried out” had “not made it possible to characterize the offenses denounced in all their constituent elements” A confrontation between the actor and the young actress, never heard of so far, had notably taken place in the premises of the Paris judicial police, said a source familiar with the matter.

The complainant then obtained in mid-August 2020 the resumption of the investigation via a complaint with the constitution of civil party, an appeal which allows the almost automatic appointment of a judge to restart the investigations When contacted, the complainant’s lawyer, Me Elodie Tuaillon-Hibon, asked that “the privacy and privacy of (her) client be preserved”


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Gérard Depardieu, December

News – FR – Gérard Depardieu indicted in December for “rape”